Monday, April 18, 2016

Harlow Connections

One of the biggest things talked about is this knowledge in pieces theory. I think this is golden. We as people let alone students learn task and skills and trades in pieces.., so why no apply that to school work? For instance as students complete there undergraduate/graduate  course work we take courses in stages that will build off of each other . This allows us to form a  strong base knowledge focused on guiding principles and mastered techniques in order to move onto the next stage of topic. These are taken in sequential order rather than just in a myriad of un connected confusing ways. In forming central Ideas Mikeska , Anderson, and Schwartz provide possible the three paramount points of instruction for new teachers to master. These points favor ground rules of the bare bones skeleton that must be accomplished first before teachers can earn style points. 1. Science must be engaging to students. 2. Teachers must have an organized instruction that can  hold students attentions. 3. They must be able to understand students prior knowledge. The last point rings very true. If a professor doesn't fully understand the material or how the student arrived at the conclusion  then they cannot fully help beak down common misconceptions  steer he lesson in the correct manner. Later on  in the  paper a research study  was conducted. The paper details  what happens when a teacher began o teach a course to aspiring teachers and the outcomes. Predictably students  had assignments ranging from teaching philosophy's to sample lesson plans. Yet what was very intriguing was  the multi media approach used in the class. The professor  recorded over 40 hours of classroom interaction as well as personal interviews with the students. Through the collection of data some pedagogical traits taken from how teachers thought the best way to provide students with the knowledge to learn were found.  The first is the teachers role is provide students the answer. The second is to provide students information that leads them up to the correct answer. The third a good model  includes scientific terms.  While the last was a children as creative thinkers method. The final thing point that stuck me in this reading was the creativity index that should be applied to knowledge based learning. If we can instill this knowledge in our young thinkers I believe this modeling based learning can be a very big success.

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